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Tue
18
Jun

Will Australia become Asia's 'clean green' medicinal cannabis supplier?

From powdered milk to multivitamins to fresh fruit, Australian and New Zealand products command a health premium in Asian markets but can the medical cannabis industry leverage this 'clean green' image and follow suit? 

Cann Group (ASX: CAN) CEO Peter Crock believes they will, and this was a driver for the company securing a 20 per cent stake in Auckland-based Pure Cann in April.

"New Zealand are on the verge of getting a medical cannabis legislation through that's expected to be in September this year," Crock tells Business News Australia.

"They're going to have legislation put in place that will allow for an industry to be established in New Zealand - we see that as an opportunity as we'd always expected to service the Asian region."

Mon
17
Jun

Illinois Lawmakers advance Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

Members of both chambers have advanced legislation, Senate Bill 2023, to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program.

Mon
17
Jun

Marijuana health claims lure patients as science catches up

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, according to an Associated Press analysis of states that track medical marijuana patients.

Mon
17
Jun

Is Canada going to be a global powerhouse for medical cannabis?

In the last few years there has been an emergence of major Canadian players who have been dominating the global cannabis market, competing only with Bedrocan from the Netherlands. In 2018, it is estimated that Canada exported nearly 1500 kilograms of medical cannabis into the European market. Companies such as Aurora, Canopy Growth, and Aphria have become some of the players dominating the Canadian and international markets.  

Fri
14
Jun

Here’s what pregnant and breastfeeding women need to know about CBD

Marijuana isn’t largely accepted as safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. There is research that indicates that THC transfers to breast milk and may affect infant development. Additionally, when used during pregnancy, marijuana may negatively affect uterine blood flow according to Pediatrics.

Thu
13
Jun

Can cannabis tampons deliver effective menstrual pain relief?

Thousands of women suffer from debilitating menstrual pain that painkillers just can’t cure. It’s time we found a natural solution for our period problems, without the nasty side-effects. Could cannabis hold the key to menstrual pain relief?

For all women, monthly menstruation isn’t something we look forward to. This dreaded ‘time of the month’ creates hormonal, mental and physical changes in our bodies. But for some women, periods aren’t simply a source of general discomfort. They can cause agonizing pain, leaving women unable to move and function normally. Unfortunately, we often feel dismissed when it comes to being open about the true degree of pain we can suffer during the menstruation period.

Thu
13
Jun

Hospice professionals overwhelmingly support medical cannabis access per study

Health professional overwhelmingly support the use of medical cannabis among patients in hospice care, according to data published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Investigators from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy surveyed a nationally representative sample of 310 hospice professionals (primarily nurses) from 40 states.

Ninety-one percent of respondents endorsed the use of medical cannabis among hospice patients. Ninety percent of respondents said that they have fielded questions from patients regarding the use of medical cannabis, and 73 percent acknowledging having cared for a patient who has used it.

Thu
13
Jun

Ohio medical board postpones approval for autism as qualifying condition for medical cannabis

A proposal to add depression, opioid addiction and insomnia to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis was rejected on Wednesday by the Ohio State Medical Board. They also decided that a vote to include autism and anxiety as qualifying conditions will be postponed.  

 An advisory committee met last month to consider whether the five conditions should be added to the state’s medical marijuana program. Medical experts were asked to convince the committee to include autism and anxiety by presenting evidence.

The physicians panel was not able to come to a unanimous decision on depression, opioid addiction and insomnia and did not recommend any of the conditions after hearing from the experts.

Wed
12
Jun

Why is the VA keeping medical marijuana from veterans with PTSD?

Medical marijuana has been a life-saving treatment for hundreds-of-thousands of residents all across Florida and millions of people all across the United States. And with 1.5 million veterans in the state, Florida’s Department of Veteran Affairs has a track record of meeting, and even exceeding the needs of some of its worthiest citizens. This has been especially true in cutting Florida’s levels of veteran homeless by nearly 50 percent in just the past ten years.

Unfortunately, because so many veterans suffer from significant physical and mental conditions associated with PTSD, there’s still a long way to go toward making sure that all veterans receive the care and treatment to which they’re entitled — especially with medical marijuana.

Wed
12
Jun

New study refutes link between medical marijuana & decline in fatal opioid overdoses

It was right around five years ago when the cannabis advocacy community got wind of some science indicating that medical marijuana was reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths in states where it was legal.

This news was such a big deal that, over the years, not only has it become one of the most popular arguments for why the federal government should entertain marijuana reform at the national level — a handful of states have actually changed their laws allowing cannabis to be used as an alternative to opioids.

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